Vikings who settled in ancient Scotland in the medieval period. Hartun was a name for a hard working or arduous person, deriving its origin from name the Old French word hearding, which meant hard. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Hartun family
Anglo-Saxon thane who served as steward to Edward the Confessor and Harold II. One of the Harding of Bristol's sons was Robert Fitzharding (c. 1095-1170), 1st feudal Baron of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, an Anglo-Saxon nobleman who was granted the feudal barony of Berkeley in Gloucestershire and was ancestor of the Berkeley family of Berkeley Castle.
Early History of the Hartun family
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Hartun Spelling Variations
spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Hartun has appeared Harding, Hardinge and others.
Early Notables of the Hartun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hartun family to Ireland
Some of the Hartun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hartun family to the New World and Oceana
The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Hartun family came to North America quite early:
Hartun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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